India: Release Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez | Letter

Full .pdf letter (EN) On 14 January 2021, LRWC wrote a letter to authorities in India expressing serious concern about the arbitrary detention of Kashmiri human rights defender Mr. Khurram Parvez, who was arrested and imprisoned on 22 November 2021 on  vague and overbroad terrorism laws that are … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: End reprisals against those engaging with the UN | Joint letter

See full joint letter .pdf (ENG) (updated signatory list) Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada is among 30 NGOs participating in a 5 October 2021 joint letter sent to UN Human Rights Council members and observer States. Initiated by the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) seeking support for … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: COVID-19 pandemic used to justify interference with lawyers | Joint oral statement

Full Joint Oral Statment to the UN Human Rights Council UN Human Rights Council, 47th session Agenda Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers 28 June 2021 Joint Statement of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights … [Read more...]

Open letter calling for global ban on biometric recognition technologies that enable mass and discriminatory surveillance | Joint open letter

Full pdf statement | List of 179 signatories from 55 countries | Join the campaign LRWC has joined 179 signatories from 55 countries in an open letter released 7 June 2021 calling for a global ban on the uses of facial biometric recognition technologies that enable mass surveillance and … [Read more...]

Khurram Parvez: RELEASED 25/11/16

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India: LRWC, HRW and ICJ call for Release of Human Rights Defender Khurram Parvez | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version JAMMU and KASHMIR STATE, INDIA: LRWC, Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists call for the immediate and unconditional release from arbitrary detention of human rights defender Khurram Parvez. Mr. Parvez, an internationally known human rights advocate, was … [Read more...]

Oral Statement to the 33rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council Regarding Thailand, Cambodia, Honduras, India | Oral Statement

Full PDF Version Full DOC Version Video Stream Available Here (Starts at 02:40:46) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 10 – General Debate: Technical Assistance and Capacity-building Date: 28 September 2016 Speaker: Mr. Gavin Magrath Oral Statement to the 33rd … [Read more...]

India: Shama Parween, age 12, daughter of Shamsunisha, resident of Dulhipur village, Chandauli district

On June 16, 2009, Shamsunisha, mother of Shama Parween, requested authorities rescue her daughter Shama Parween and register a case against the accused: Mr. Mehndi, Mr. Haider and Chanda, wife of Mr. Haider for her kidnapping with the intention of trafficking. Physical abuse is also suspected. The … [Read more...]

India: Kidnapping and re-trafficking of 12 year old Shama Parween

Re: Kidnapping and re-trafficking of 12 year old Shama Parween To: Director General of Police, 1-Tilak Marg, Lucknow; District Magistrate, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh; and others From: Trisha Apland, LRWC Member Date: 2009-08-06 Dear Sirs: Re: Kidnapping and re-trafficking of a … [Read more...]

Ajeet Singh, Director of Guria and failure to support efforts to rescue children from prostitution

Re: Ajeet Singh, Director of Guria and failure to support efforts to rescue children from prostitution To: Ms. Mayawati, Chief Minister, Chief Minister’s Secretariat, and others From: John Cotter, member of LRWC Date: 2009-05-06 LRWC is writing to ask that you take all measures to ensure … [Read more...]